Mark Hamill At Star Wars Celebration Europe III!

Mark Hamill

The Jedi Master himself, Mark Hamill, has just stepped onto the Star Wars Celebration Europe III show floor to answer the burning questions of fans.


  • 5:32 AM CST – Mark Hamill opens up with explaining that getting to talk with fans as his favorite thing to do, since he gets to hold a conversation with thousands of people he considers to be friends.
  • 5:34 – Hamill jokes about not being able to talk about Episode VIII in spite of loving to talk about Star Wars.
  • 5:36 – Hamill talks about his real-life relationship with his space-sister, Carrie Fisher.
  • 5:38 – Hamill answers his first question – about the Skellig Michael shoot. He emphasized that they were lucky with the weather, which changes through a huge range of climates.
  • 5:39 – Hamill is asked for an ideal photoshoot and who he’d like to take it with. He says he doesn’t know!
  • 5:40 – Hamill says that his Star Wars toy collection habit is something that spiralled out of control, akin to the “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” sequence of Fantastia.
  • 5:43 – Hamill says that the secrecy surrounding Star Wars projects is to save the surprise for the audience.
  • 5:45 – Hamill’s first reaction to his limited role in The Force Awakens was a great surprise that he wasn’t prepared for, and that he wanted to know in advance that he was only needed for a smaller role.
  • 5:48 – Hamill’s favorite offscreen moment in the Original Trilogy was the death of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which on-set seemed so surreal that he found it funny.
  • 5:50 – Hamill’s favorite moment to film in the Original Trilogy was to film the Death Star swing sequence in A New Hope, which was done in one take. He also loved the Mos Eisley Cantina scene.
  • 5:53 – When asked, Hamill feels so lucky to be gifted with voice talent. In high school and college, Hamill was no athlete, so he used humor as a weapon. He described his role in detail as “a sidekick”. A fan takes a moment to plug his role in the upcoming direct-to-video movie Batman: The Killing Joke (which he recited a monologue for later into the panel), which he also takes a moment to talk about his second-most-famous role of The Joker, along with his involvement with the upcoming cartoon Justice League Action.
  • 6:00 – A fan asks if he’s worried about being typecast as Luke Skywalker. He says he doesn’t worry about it due to his extensive theater career and his voicework on cartoons and games, including Star Citizen.
  • 6:03 – His favorite Batman: The Animated Series Joker quote was the eulogy he gave in “The Man Who Killed Batman”. He took a moment praise Rian Johnson’s writing for Episode VIII.
  • 6:07 – The Adventures Of Superman was Mark Hamill’s first favorite show.
  • 6:08 – Hamill reveals that he did not get to read Michael Ardnt’s drafts, but he did see concept art for ideas that were not used. He is nearly tricked into revealing Rey’s last name.
  • 6:10 – Hamill’s role in Comic Book: The Movie came after a failed pitch for a film based on a personal project (Black Pearl) led to work on a documentary with his friends in voice acting.
  • 6:14 – Hamill’s closest favorite Star Wars character is Han Solo, but he considers them to be like kids in that he has to love them all. He also describes having to work with early dialogue and being surprised to learn that Luke – and not Han – was actually the main character.
  • 6:23 – Hamill has been informed of a good amount of Luke’s backstory between Return Of The Jedi and The Force Awakens. He emphasizes that the focus on the story is on the new generation of characters, but that Luke still has an important role that we’ll learn a lot more about. He also (briefly) thought that Luke would have a big entrance in the final battle, and that he would be the one to grab the lightsaber with the Force and not Rey.
  • 6:26 – If Hamill could play a Sequel Trilogy character in addition to his role as Luke Skywalker, then he said that he had an interest in playing a character like Poe Dameron.
  • 6:30 – Hamill notes that he meets up with his cast whenever he can, and that he relishes every moment he shares with them.
  • 6:32 – Hamill closes up and tells the fans that he can’t wait to see new information about Rogue One and everything else at Celebration. He praises the initiative for the Star Wars Anthology movies.

That’s all, folks! We’ll be sure to add a video of the panel when it is uploaded on its own in its entirety.


Here’s one video before we get the official one.



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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

Grant Davis (Pomojema)

Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

7 thoughts on “Mark Hamill At Star Wars Celebration Europe III!

  • July 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Mark’s panel was amazing as always. He always manages to make the audience have a great time!

  • July 15, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I watched it live this morning. First of all, HOW COOL IS THAT? Second, Mark is just the tops.

  • July 15, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Does anyone know where I can watch an archive of the stream?

    • July 15, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      I was going to ask the same thing lol

  • July 15, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    I love watching Mark…but I cant help but to admit that I was a pretty bummed that he spent most of his time talking about the joker and other cartoons and roles instead of star wars. afterall this was “STAR WARS” celebration…save that crap for Comic Con man……..and I was a little annoyed that out of the 4,000 people there for the panel…the majority of the people who were aloud to ask him questions..asked him stupid shit that had nothing to do with Star Wars,..or asked him things people asked him at the last star wars celebration and a thousand times since. questionee: ” I was wondering….Who is your favorite character Mark” Me: YELLS at computer monitor and tries to force choke the jackass through the internet…CMON!!!! WTF!? REALLY? people paid thousands to travel from around the world and some people waited 20 hours in line for this panel…only to hear him spend most of his time doing joker Impersonations and explain to people for the millionth time that if he could have been any other character it would have been Han Solo…a question he has been being asked since the 70’s? there may as well have been people coming up to the mic saying: Mr Hamill…I have waited all my life to meet you, the question I have to ask you is….who is your favorite contestant on Americas got talent? and I was also wondering if you knew how to tap dance? I bet there were people there who waited all their life to ask him something Star Wars related and got tossed aside only to see some moron ask him what his favorite brand of toothpaste was….. worst panel I have ever seen…

    • July 16, 2016 at 6:03 am

      I agree. What a waste of a special once in a lifetime opprutubity. I walked by him and got his autograph at comic on. He’s so nice

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